Simple Beef Stew

This Simple Beef Stew recipe is made with stew meat, mixed veggies, onions and garlic, broth, and herbs of your choosing! Prepared in the slow cooker, this paleo stew recipe is a “set it and forget it” kind of meal. It’s the perfect comfort food dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy! {Paleo}


  • 1 pound stew meat
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 onion, sliced or diced (any color)
  • 1 1/4 cup Homemade Vegetable Broth or Homemade Beef Broth
  • 2 cups carrots (I used baby carrots and left them whole)
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves, optional
  • Handful of fresh thyme sprigs, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH garlic salt and onion salt, optional
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a skillet, combine the stew meat and two tablespoons coconut oil. Sauté the stew meat for about 3-5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Then, using a slotted spoon, transfer to the slow cooker.
  2. In the same skillet, add the pressed garlic and sliced onions. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and the garlic is browned but not burned. Transfer onions and garlic to the slow cooker and add the broth, vegetables, bay leaves, fresh herbs, garlic salt, and onion salt. Add sea salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Cook on LOW for 10 hours. Let cool and serve.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers for about 3-4 days.


    • For best results, cook on LOW. This helps ensure the stew meat remains tender and juicy.
    • When transferring the stew meat and onion sand garlic from the skillet to the slow cooker, it’s entirely up to you how much of the coconut oil you want to transfer, too.